Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students to partic... more ⇒

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$300 Hybrid House

University of Southern California School of Architecture

The basic concept of the design is to utilize the same materials that are typically found in slum housing. The house is a hybrid compressed earth block and... more ⇒

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Foodstalk

School of Visual Arts

Foodstalk, a multi-platform event, provides a way for people to come together and talk about locally grown food in NYC. Foodstalk functions as a resource online, ... more ⇒

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Structuring Safety

In partnership with Kids of Kathmandu, Inscape Publico is working toward the Nepalese goal of 'Earthquake Safe Communities by 2020'. Earthquake-resistant... more ⇒

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The Uptown Exchange

The Chicago-based project is a partnership between Cannon Design, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc, Virginia Tech and the University of Utah, that is dedicated ... more ⇒